AURORA— Tilted Kilt, a Celtic-themed sports bar, will aim to open a location at Fox Valley Westfield Mall in Aurora by the beginning of November.
The restaurant and pub, known for its tartan miniskirt-clad waitstaff, is one of three liquor license applicants up for approval at City Council Tuesday night. If all three are approved, the city will have 50 Class E restaurant liquor license operators in the city.
JM Bobak Ventures LLC plans to operate a Tilted Kilt restaurant at 1376 Fox Valley Drive. The space formerly served as a Ruby Tuesday’s location. The restaurant will be managed by Christopher Zalinski, according to city records.
Zalinski said Monday that the restaurant will have seating for 160 and a patio, slated to open in spring 2014, will add seating for about 50 more.
The restaurant and bar will open at 11 a.m. daily and close at midnight Sunday through Wednesday, at 1 a.m. Thursday and at 2 a.m. Friday and Saturday.
Zalinski said his partners also operate Tilted Kilt locations in Woodridge, Oakbrook Terrace and Bolingbrook.